• To explore the holistic health of the older adult from a psychological, physiological, socio economic, spiritual, political and cultural view.
• To explore the concept of positive aging, life expectancy and quality of life.
Graduate Profile Outcomes (GPO’s)
GPO1: Competently apply knowledge relevant to health issues to assist in the enhancement of the
health of the individual, whanau/family, organisations and communities.
GPO2: Critically assess ways in which socio-cultural, economic and physical environments are
determinants of the health of the individual, whanau/family, organisations and
GPO3: Evaluate how well the holistic health needs of the individual, whanau/family, organisations
and communities are met through the provision of and access to health services.
LO1: Critically examine the positive life experiences of the older adult in Aotearoa/ New Zealand
from holistic viewpoint.
LO2: Investigate factors that influence quality of life for the older adult.
Geriatrics is the branch of healthcare dealing with the problems and challenges of aging and diseases
of the aged. This assessment provides an opportunity to explore the determinants of old age and
investigate ways in which holistic approaches, as well as psychological and psychosocial factors, can
influence positive life experiences of an older adult in New Zealand.
Critical examination (LO1)
Critically examine four holistic factors that predict positive life experiences for an older
Evaluate the impact of the selected holistic factors (in a.) on life experiences of the older
adult in Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
Provide three insightful recommendations to improve positive ageing outcomes in
Aotearoa/ New Zealand.
Part 2: Investigation (LO2)
a. Evaluate physiological changes from three body systems that influence the quality of life of
an older adult.
b. Evaluate three psychosocial factors that impact the quality of life for an older adult.